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Teach kids computer science through design and inquiry

Teach kids computer science through design and inquiry

12/04/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Gaming, Robotics

I first discovered computer science (CS) and coding more than 20 years ago while completing my undergraduate work. Little did I know that one day CS would be the

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Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

11/22/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Have you ever heard a speaker so amazing and inspiring that you knew your life would never be the same after hearing them talk? That’s what it was like to hear Jennie Magiera’s keynote speech at the 2017 ISTE Conference & Expo.

The Chicago-based educator…

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5 ways every educator can lead change

5 ways every educator can lead change

11/15/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Educational technology has long been considered a subset among a host of education topics. That’s no longer the case, says educator Mark Gura, who believes a powerful reversal is happening – a reversal that’s creating a new reality in schools worldwide…

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3 powerful words can unlock computer science success

3 powerful words can unlock computer science success

11/07/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Gaming, Robotics

I was reminded recently of the three powerful words that capture the everyday miracles of learning and teaching. It happened as my sixth graders were just beginning to create ordered and unordered lists during their first lessons in HTML. All at once, I heard a chorus of voices exclaim…

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How can school leaders leverage computer science resources?

How can school leaders leverage computer science resources?

09/20/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics

Computer science is gaining steam. Parents are clamoring for more classes. States are passing initiatives. What started as a grassroots movement is now sweeping across the globe, coalescing around the rallying cry of “…

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4 benefits of bringing pair programming to the classroom

4 benefits of bringing pair programming to the classroom

09/01/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Pair programming is a software development technique that puts two people at one workstation where they team up to do what a single programmer would typically do – but with improved outcomes because the pairing leads to…

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3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

08/29/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Scratch has become a popular way to introduce coding to young people around the world. Yet many schools are just beginning to realize the potential of Scratch to support project-based learning across subject areas and grade levels.…

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Preparing the youngest students for the future starts with STEM

Preparing the youngest students for the future starts with STEM

08/16/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other…

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